It’s remarkable how little the Philadelphia 76ers‘ starting five has played together through 20 games. Joel Embiid has missed time to rest, as has Al Horford. Ben Simmons injured his shoulder a couple weeks in. Josh Richardson has recently dealt with a hamstring issue.
The starting five has played 102 minutes together, with a sparkling 21.3 net rating to show for it. For comparison, the LA Clippers’ starting five — including Paul George, who missed the first 11 games, and load-managed Kawhi Leonard — has spent 80 minutes together.